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Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

J. C. Bird

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, August 31, 2019
1. J. C. Bird Marker
Inscription.  Julius Canselor Bird (1863-1925) was born in Round Mountain (Blanco Co.), and came to West Texas at age 18 as a Texas Ranger, protecting crews during construction of the transcontinental railroad. J.C. then homesteaded and ranched on ten sections of land south of Alpine, along the drainage of Calamity and Ash Creeks. In 1885, he married America Walker, and the two raised Durham cattle on their ranch. J.C. later opened Alpine’s first Buick dealership. He was a charter member of First Baptist Church, and was instrumental in its financing and building. He was a founding member of the Paisano Baptist Encampment. After J. C. passed away on March 8, 1925, Mrs. Bird had a home built on Lockhart Avenue and moved to town.
 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17697.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & ReligionRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 21.655′ N, 103° 39.642′ W. Marker is in
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By Brian Anderson, August 31, 2019
2. J. C. Bird Marker
Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lockhart Avenue and North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on East Lockhart Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 East Lockhart Avenue, Alpine TX 79830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nolte-Rooney House (about 500 feet away); J.C. Carr-Bob Slight House (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church of Alpine (about 600 feet away); Gage-Van Sickle (about 800 feet away); Our Pioneers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Henry P. Brewster (approx. 0.2 miles away); 105 Howitzer (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 112 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.
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